Here at Pugbitz we take great pride in offering the full package to our customers. Whether you come to us for an MOT, a minor repair to your bodywork or because your car has broken down on the hard shoulder, we’ll look after you. That means all the work we do will be carried out by experienced mechanics, and it means we make sure you know exactly what’s happening and what it’s going to cost every step of the way. It also means that we’re happy to answer questions such as what is a car service.
A lot of customers ask ‘what is a car service’ as it’s a process which is often confused with an MOT. Actually, many drivers seem to think that, as they have an MOT every year, there really isn’t much point getting a service, but this is a misunderstanding. An MOT is an annual test which ensures your vehicle is roadworthy and checks the safety of features such as the tyres, seatbelts and windscreen wipers. The answer to the question ‘what is a car service’ is that it’s a thorough process which checks, monitors and updates virtually every aspect of your motor vehicle, offering smoother running and better fuel efficiency.
There are two other advantages to getting your car serviced. The first of these is the peace of mind offered by knowing that any problems will have been spotted and dealt with, and that several key components have been replaced. The second advantage is that a history of regular services helps to maintain the value of your car for when you want to sell it on or trade up.
The answer to the question what is a car service depends upon whether it’s an interim service or a full service. An interim service is recommended every 6,000 miles or 6 months, and includes a change of oil and oil filter, a check of the cam belt and the other fluids such as brake, steering and clutch fluid. In simple terms, an interim service checks major aspects of the engine, the brakes, the electrical systems, the fuel and drive systems, the exhaust, the tyres and wheels and the visibility through the front and rear windscreens.
A full service covers the same areas of your vehicle but in much more depth. A full service is recommended every 12 months or 12,000 miles. A comprehensive list of the extra features included in a full service would take up more room than we’ve got here. If you contact us, or come and pay a visit to our Denton depot a member of our team will be only too happy to talk you through exactly what is a car service. Amongst the extra touches which help to make a full service impressively comprehensive are checks of the fuel lines, the radiator, the spark plugs and the condition of the windscreen and number plates. The air filter will be replaced, gearbox fluid topped up if needed and, if it applies, the steering and the suspension lubricated.
As you can tell from the description above, which only covers some of what is included in an interim or full service, the answer to the question ‘what is a car service’ is that it’s exactly what your car needs. Come to Pugbitz for a service and you’ll leave with a vehicle which is running better than ever. The wear and tear of driving is bound to take its toll no matter how carefully you look after your car, and a service is how you make sure it gets as close to possible to running as smoothly as the day you first bought it.
We recently had a customer was buying some used parts from Pugbitz when he noticed the pricing board displayed in the Reception. The customer was amazed to see the offer of £110 for Intermediate Car Service together with a FREE MOT to be carried out at his convenience, all by fully qualified technicians. Their ‘regular’ garage was charging him £150 for his car service and then a further £45 for his MOT. We are proud to have this new customer and save them £85.00 in the process.
Visit/contact us now and we’ll give your car the service it needs, leaving it more than ready to take on the challenge of driving through the winter and beyond.